Where the panther's are: OAK HILL
· David Dick of Deltona grew up in Volusia County an avid outdoorsman and said he has seen panthers twice. One sighting was 20 years ago on Maytown Road between Osteen and Oak Hill. “I was driving home from a night of playing cards. The road had just been graded, and I saw something slide over the berm up ahead on the side of the road. There was a big full moon out. I thought it must be an otter or a bobcat or something. As we got closer, I hit the brights and you could see how long and sleek it was. It looked right at us. Then it slid over the other berm and into the woods,” he said. Dick jumped out, struggling to believe his eyes. He ran into the woods, looked down at the tracks and then realized: “What am I doing chasing a panther through the woods!”
Special Report: THE PANTHER PROJECT
The NIE Panther Project has been designed for middle school and higher.